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Martin Brière, Eng.
President
Alcoa Global Primary Products – Canada, Europe and Africa
 
Martin Brière is Global Primary Products President for Alcoa Canada, Europe and Africa.  He has been President, Alcoa Canada since 2012, and assumed leadership of Alcoa's operations in Africa and Europe as well as the Ma’aden Alcoa joint venture smelter in Saudi Arabia in 2014. 

Martin is also responsible for Alcoa’s Global Smelter Center of Excellence, which regroups in Québec Alcoa’s most prominent aluminum experts who develop, validate and implement best practices in aluminum production for all of Alcoa’s smelters worldwide.

Martin started his career with Alcoa in Canada in 2007 as Manager, Engineering and Maintenance at the Bécancour Smelter. A year later he was appointed Manager, Carbon, Engineering and Maintenance and Regional Leader, Maintenance and Reliability. He took the helm of the Deschambault Smelter in 2010, before being appointed Vice President, Operations, for the entire Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products Group in March 2012, then named President in August 2012, and appointed to his present position in 2014.

In addition to his responsibilities within Alcoa, Martin has been President of the Board of Directors of the Aluminum Association of Canada since April 2014. In addition, Martin represented Alcoa as part of the Future Leaders Team of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in 2008. The group brought together 25 upcoming leaders with high career potential from businesses around the world.

Before joining Alcoa, Martin held various engineering and management positions at Corus S.E.C. and Duchesne et Fils ltée. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from McGill University in Montréal.